Counselling skills for recently qualified speech and language therapists

Course Dates: 16/02/24
Time: 10:00 - 16:30
Location: Online
Develop and practise a range of essential core counselling skills to help you work with emotional issues you will encounter as an SLT. You will receive feedback and learn through experience and reflective practice. This course is suitable for recently qualified therapists as well as therapists in training.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: XS511

Fri, day, 16 Feb - 16 Feb '24

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

This course will give you the opportunity to develop some core counselling skills that will be relevant to your work as an SLT.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

The differences between counselling and counselling skills
The core conditions – central to Carl Rogers’ person-centred approach
Relevance of counselling skills for SLT’s
Listening and responding
Skills practice sessions with feedback – these will form a major part of the day
The role of questions.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Distinguish counselling skills from counselling
Identify the person-centred core conditions
Identify the relevance of counselling skills for SLTs
Describe the difference between ‘being’ and ‘doing’
Reflect on your use of paraphrasing, reflecting, summarising and questioning
Identify areas of strength and need from self-reflection and feedback received.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

To access the course you will need to have an adequate level of English to:
- Express your opinions and feelings
- Follow discussions and make relevant contributions
- Make use of handouts with some assistance if necessary

Before joining the class you will need to speak to one of the Speech Therapy team.

This course is most suitable for recently qualified speech and language therapists who have done little or no
counselling skills training, and for student speech and language therapists.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

There will be a large experiential component to the course with a number of skills based practice sessions. There will be some theory input.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There are no additional costs. There will some pre-course reading to support your learning.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You may choose to do further counselling/counselling skills training either at City Lit or elsewhere. City Lit has a 3 day 'Effective counselling skills for SLT’s course’ which may be a useful next step if you want to do further work in this area.

Corinne Moffatt-Santos

Corinne has worked as a speech and language therapist for more than 30 years with adults and children who stammer. She has worked in a range of settings including NHS, Higher Education and Independent Practice. Corinne worked at City Lit early on in her career, returning in 2012 to run evening classes and took up the role of Head of Centre for Speech Therapy in 2019. Corinne is an experienced manager, teacher and trainer. She lectures at City University of London and runs training courses for speech and language therapists in stammering therapy approaches in UK and internationally. She has a keen interest in supporting students and speech and language therapists wishing to develop their skills in working with people who stammer.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.